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The Best of the Spirit
3.87
Hmmmm...rented this to get some perspective before film came out. I think I enjoyed this book mainly as a kind of history lesson about the development ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
Buddha, Vol. 1: Kapilavastu (Buddha #1)
4.14
This is really my first foray into what might be considered Manga, and Tezuka's reputation is peerless, so I thought it would be a good place to start ...more
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Mar 15, 2009
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
Written by Frank Miller, the author of Sin City and 300 among others, I thought this was a great companion piece to the movie Batman Begins, even tho ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
Batman: Hush, Vol. 1
4.07
Meh. After reading The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and the Killing Joke, this book was a disappointment for me. It felt a bit over-stuffed ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Bottomless Belly Button
3.81
Read this in a few hours--very compelling reading. A look at the complicated push-and-pull dynamics in a family gathered around their elderly parents ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
American Splendor: The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar
4.04
Having seen the movie, and having read The Quitter, I'm interested to dig into this one and see what it's like.

Just finished it--a good read. Really m
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Jan 11, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
What It Is
4.06
I'll need to pick up a copy of this one. I bought it for my brother for Christmas and thought it looked really interesting, and it was! There's so muc ...more
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Mar 29, 2009
 
Ghost World
3.90
Having been familiar with the movie starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Steve Buscemi for several years now, it was interesting to go back a ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
Three Shadows
4.04
As I was reading it, I was thinking--wow, the illustrations really remind me of Disney animation, and as I got to the back of the book, and the back c ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue
4.23
Wow, what a difference 3 or 4 decades will make! Having just read The Best of the Spirit (review here:View all my reviews.)it was pleasantly jarring t ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Jan 04, 2009
 
Cautionary Tales for Children
4.27
A 15 minute read, maybe, covering 5 or so stories of naughty children and the consequences the reap, illustrated by Edward Gorey. Having read the Gast ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
We3
4.00
Trippy comic about a rabbit, cat, and dog that have been turned into killing machines by the government, and when the government decides to pull the p ...more
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Mar 29, 2009
 
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
4.15
A fun, fast read, and I was happy to see that it did diverge in a couple places from the Sin City movie, so there were a couple small plot points that ...more
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Jack of Fables, Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts (Jack of Fables #2)
3.52
Fun, just like the first in this series. I enjoyed the interlocking storyline of the two Mundy nerds that happened upon the golden horseshoe--was this ...more
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
4.10
Interesting artwork, particularly, I thought the way the dialogue was drawn. Haven't read enough Batman, though, to be familiar with the characters li ...more
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Jan 04, 2009
 
Jack of Fables, Vol. 1: The [Nearly] Great Escape (Jack of Fables, #1)
3.54
A fun, quick read, and just as enjoyable as the Fables books with other characters from that series making appearances here and there.
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
4.34
Really enjoyed this--worth the hype. I do like that he chose to use mice, cats, and pigs for the Jews, Nazis, and Poles. I think that deepened the per ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Sin City, Vol. 2: A Dame to Kill For (Sin City, #2)
4.17
Oh, a pretty fun read, didn't like it as well as I did the first volume, maybe because I didn't like this character as well as I did Frank, but still ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Good-Bye
3.98
Interesting stories here. Enjoyed the first and last stories the most, the one that dealt with Hiroshima and the title story. A lot of stories of a ma ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Thessaly: Witch for Hire
3.59
Thought this was a fun read--liked Thessaly's character and got a kick out of her pulling all of the people she had killed out of the ghost--seeing he ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Amphigorey Again
4.46
Some fun, clever stuff here. I enjoyed the clever alphabets the most, I think. Still, nothing as page-by-page funny as the Gashlycrumb Tinies.
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Jan 10, 2009
 
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House (The Sandman #2)
4.44
Definitely enjoyed this more than Vol. 1, and started to better understand the characters and the world of this book. Still feels a little late 80's g ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
The Push Man and Other Stories
3.92
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Mar 29, 2009
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